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CCOs Guide to the GIPS Standards
July 22, 2020
As adoption of the GIPS standards has grown over the years, ACA has seen compliance personnel take a much deeper interest in ensuring their firms meet every requirement.
2020 GIPS Standards Explanation of the Provisions for Firms
May 21, 2020
Section 2 of the Explanation of the Provisions focuses on clarifying the input data and calculation methodology requirements to be compliant with the 2020 GIPS standards.
SEC Fines Private Fund Manager
April 28, 2020
A recently settled enforcement action re-emphasizes the importance of issues highlighted in the SEC's 2017 Risk Alert related to Rule 206(4)-1 under the Advertising Rule. 
ACA GIPS 2020 Provisions
March 31, 2020
Recognizing the need for additional guidance for firms to comply with the 2020 GIPS standards, CFA Institute has committed to releasing the revised GIPS Handbook, now called Explanation of the Provisions, as they are completed.
OCIOs look to the GIPS standards to provide greater performance transparency
February 26, 2020
The Outsourced Chief Investment Officer (“OCIO”) model became widely adopted about a decade ago and since then the industry has grown rapidly, with well over 100 firms providing some level of these services.
GIPS Compliance Notification Form Now Available
February 20, 2020
Firms that claim compliance with the GIPS standards are required to notify CFA Institute of their claim of compliance. Each GIPS-compliant firm must submit the GIPS Compliance Notification Form by June 30 of each year.
Model Delivery Trends
November 14, 2019
The demand and appetite for model portfolios is rapidly increasing among investment advisors. A recent report released from Broadridge revealed that assets in model portfolios now stand at $2.7 trillion and are expected to double by 2023.
Credit Managers GIPS 2020
October 7, 2019
New York State Insurance Fund released an RFP last week seeking managers for up to $1 billion to be distributed across high yield corporate bonds, bank loans, CLOs, or some combination of all three asset classes.
Private Markets GIPS Compliance
September 6, 2019
The investor community increasingly demands that investment performance be calculated without the use of subscription lines of credit. ATP Private Equity Partners, the fund of funds arm of Denmark’s largest pension, has recently changed its due diligence process to request returns without the “flattering effect of subscription lines.”
August 29, 2019
On Tuesday, August 27, 2019, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") announced it had brought charges against an investment adviser in connection with a $105 million securities fraud in Pennsylvania.
GIPS 2020 Verification ACA Performance
August 22, 2019
Following the release of the 2020 GIPS Standards by CFA Institute on June 28, 2019, firms are encouraged to early adopt the new provisions. One such firm did early adopt, and ACA Performance Services is excited to announce we recently issued our first verification report under the 2020 GIPS Standards.
GIPS Compliance Alternative Asset Managers
August 7, 2019
The 2020 edition of the GIPS Standards was released on June 28, 2019. One of the major initiatives of the overhaul was to make compliance with the GIPS standards easier for alternative managers.